Governor's Palace, West Bedroom

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Title

Governor's Palace, West Bedroom

Subject

Block 20. Building 03.
Governor’s Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)

Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Public buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Furniture -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

Description

Interior detail of the fireplace mantelpiece in the West Bedroom of the Governor's Palace, 1935. The mantelpiece is inlaid with Delft tile. "The facing that surround the fireplace is of Dutch tile as elsewhere in the Palace. Its adoption here is due to the recovery of many Dutch tiles and tile fragments in the excavations of the building site."

Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1930s as to how Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked in the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, with new research advancements over the years, the interiors of the Governor’s Palace have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of the building’s likely contents and room arrangements.

(Source: A. Lawrence Kocher, "Architectural Report: Palace of the Governors of Virginia Block 20 Building 3," Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Library Research Report Series - 0133 [Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: 1952], pgs. 71-72)

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

This material is protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). For reproduction queries: Rights and reproductions

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC327P70

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Governor's Palace, West Bedroom,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed January 20, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/221.